HC Deb 19 July 1999 vol 335 c402W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Human Rights Act 1998 comes into effect in(a) Wales and (b) Scotland; and if he will make a statement. [91687]

Mr. Straw

We plan to bring the remaining provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 into force throughout the United Kingdom on 2 October 2000. However, under devolution legislation already in force, the Scottish Parliament and Executive of the Welsh Assembly may not lawfully act in a manner incompatible with convention rights.

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